Concept Z4: The new take on a BMW roadster

BMW’s roadster tradition, reloaded: The sporty and progressive BMW Concept Z4 encapsulates the BMW Group’s vision of a modern roadster.


The attention-grabbing design of the BMW Concept Z4 presented at the 2017 Concept Lawn of the Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach offers a look ahead to the series-production version of the car set to be unveiled over the course of next year. The luxury car‘s proportions offer a sporty and agile feel. The long wheelbase, the low-slung, stretched silhouette and the compact rear end, are wrapped in a fresh, package with an expressive Energetic Orange frozen exterior paint finish.

According to the German high-end automaker, the relationship between the low-set, broad kidney grille and the positioning of the headlights higher up sparks deliberate associations with the BMW Z8.


The design of the BMW Concept Z4 likewise references details and qualities from BMW’s rich roadster tradition and updates them for the years ahead.


“The BMW Concept Z4 in an all-out driving machine,” said Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “Stripping the car back to the bare essentials allows the driver to experience all the ingredients of motoring pleasure with supreme directness. This is total freedom on four wheels.”

“The BMW Concept Z4 expresses the new BMW design language from all perspectives and in all details. From the dynamic-looking front to the striking flanks to the clean-cut tail end: a few lines and the subtle interplay between surfaces are enough to generate a sense of power and emotion,” adds van Hooydonk.

The driver’s seat as well as the door trim panels, instrument panel and centre stack that encircle the driver are finished entirely in black. In keeping with the focus on the essentials, all the controls are grouped into “function islands”. Nothing distracts from the driving experience. Trim elements inside the cabin are likewise minimalist in nature. Carbon-fibre door sill finishers and embossed asymmetrical logos in the seats and instrument panel set the seal on the interior’s sporting profile.

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